Ogun State government threatens to shut down eateries.

Ogun State Government has threatened to shut down all eateries and
food outlets in the Oke-Ilewo axis of Abeokuta, the state capital, for
consistently fouling their immediate environment.

The government issued a seven-day ultimatum to the owners of the
eateries, asking them to remedy the situation or face total closure and
possible prosecution.

Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Ola Oresanya, issued
the ultimatum after an inspection visit to the affected eateries, saying
they must immediately improve their operational hygiene so as to
protect their customers and residents of Ogun from the risk of food
poisoning resulting from their present condition.

Mr. Oresanya said he discovered that accumulated fats, oil, grease,
and other food materials are in a confined chamber and not scooped
daily, thereby allowing their breakdown by microbes, which releases
toxic waste.